Archive of poetry

Kalliope is a database containing old Danish poetry and associated biographical data. The goal is no less than to collect all of the older Danish poetry, but until then, Kalliope will contain a representative and still growing selection. Kalliope also contains poetry in English and other languages, but primarily as reference material to the Danish collection.
The English version of Kalliope released today. Hvis du ser denne engelske side og ønsker den danske, skal du klikke for flaget nederst på siden.

 Weake is th'assurance that weake flesh reposeth
     In her owne powre and scorneth others ayde:
     that soonest fals when as she most supposeth
     her selfe assurd, and is of nought affrayd.
 All flesh is frayle, and all her strength vnstayd,
     like a vaine bubble blowen vp with ayre:
     deuouring tyme & changeful chance haue prayd
     her glories pride that none may it repayre.
 Ne none so rich or wise, so strong or fayre,
     but fayleth trusting on his owne assurance:
     and he that standeth on the hyghest stayre
     fals lowest: for on earth nought hath enduraunce.
 Why then doe ye proud fayre, misdeeme so farre,
     that to your selfe ye most assured arre?

Edmund Spenser
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